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Nearly a million Filipinos earn via Internet

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Monchito Ibrahim, deputy executive director of the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO). Photo from http://dost.gov.ph/

At least 900,000 Filipinos make a living out of the Internet through so-called virtual jobs, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

FDA warns vs ‘anticancer’ food supplements

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Many popular food supplements such as guyabano, mangosteen and malunggay extracts touted to fight cancer have not yet been proven in clinical studies to cure cancer patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Contractors may still bid to build public school classrooms

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The Department of Education has moved to the end of July the deadline for bids for its P8.7-billion second public-private partnership contract for the construction of more than 10,000 public school classrooms next year.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Education (DepEd) has moved to the end of the month the deadline for bids for its P8.7-billion second public-private partnership (PPP) contract for the construction of more than 10,000 public school classrooms next year.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Marketing trainers to coach 10,000 marketing majors on job hunting

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Alarmed by the difficulty experienced by college graduates in landing jobs, marketing experts will give some 10,000 students in colleges outside Metro Manila some coaching to prepare them for the job market.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PCGG looking for few good investors to help reopen shuttered coco firm

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is in talks with a possible foreign investor to revive the loss-making United Coconut Chemicals Inc. (Cocochem).

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOJ drops syndicated estafa, swindling suit vs Yuchengcos over Pacific Plans

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The Department of Justice has dismissed the suit for syndicated estafa and swindling filed against former ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco, members of his family and other directors and officers of the bankrupt pre-need firm Pacific Plans Inc.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Research on personalized medicine dosages based on genetics proclaimed best thesis

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An attempt to personalize the dosage of medicine according to a patient’s most basic genetic structure was chosen as the best university scientific research this year.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Nuclear medical tests just got cheaper

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The cost of several expensive medical diagnostic tests will be cut by at least half when government nuclear scientists start the local production of the most commonly used medical radioactive isotope next year.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Robredo: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

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Claiming he was in a “damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t” situation, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo said he would rather be sued by a supplier over bidding failures than risk facing graft charges for approving a “defective” contract for P242.8 million worth of fire-fighting equipment.

Posted: January 21st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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